Following a somewhat uneventful first half of play in Northern California, the Oregon State Beavers head into halftime trailing the California Golden Bears by a score of 14-6.
After the first quarter, the Beavers trailed Cal 7-3. For nearly all of the second quarter, that's where the score stood. With Cal in the red zone and the Beavers hoping for a big stop with about 1:30 remaining in the half, Oregon State was called for unnecessary roughness. The penalty yardage allowed Cal quarterback Zach Maynard to call the option and run the ball into the end zone himself, putting the Golden Bears on top by a score of 14-3. The 16-play, 96 yard drive by Cal burned over 9:00 off the clock and left the Beavers looking at a two-score deficit.
Oregon State attempted a quick drive in the last minute of the second quarter, and picked up a 46 yard field goal by Trevor Romaine, a career long for the freshman. There is an entire second half left to play, but the Beavers offense has not looked impressive thus far. They have been held to just 88 total yards in the half.
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